- Nov 10 2021
Beatrix Potter FUNGI SONG COMPETITION FINALE
FANTASTICAL FUNGI MEGASONG
Join us for the premiere performance of the winning verses for a MEGASONG for Beatrix Potter and her fungi,
announced by the judges:
The winning verses will be presented by electric voice theatre, and the Voices for the Future Virtual Choir, and will subsequently appear on Beatrix Potter’s website profile page at https://minervascientifica.co.uk/beatrix-potter/
In addition there will be:
- – a new animated film created by Hannah Fox with the children of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School for their own MEGASONG for Beatrix Potter’s Fantastical Fungi Stories which provided the inspiration for the competition entrants.
- – Hawkshead children will present their song live from their school.
- – Short talks about Beatrix Potter as a scientist and conservationist and the important sites near Hawkshead school where Beatrix lived and worked, and about the importance of fungi to the natural world.
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Mycologist and Author
We all love Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and others – but author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, was also a scientist who made important discoveries. In her early years, she was passionately interested in mycology, studying fungi (mushrooms) and ferns with the help of a Scottish Postman!!!
She was not treated well by some men scientists so she stopped her studies – a loss to mycology but a gain for children’s literature and conservation, as the money earned from her books allowed Beatrix Potter to leave a legacy for the protection of the countryside in the Lake District National Park!
Voices for the Future – Beatrix Potter is a project in collaboration with UK FUNGUS DAY, British Mycological Society, Cumbria Music Service, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Freshwater Biological Association (Cumbria), Armitt Museum.
Voices for the Future
a Women in Music project by
Frances M Lynch
in collaboration with
ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE
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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.